Researchers Have Found The Most Earth-like Planet Ever. And it's Right Next Door

Researchers Have Found The Most Earth-like Planet Ever. And it's Right Next Door

In the long list of Earth-like planets we’ve discovered, we’ve found one that’s really, really, Earth-like. “Proxima B” as it is currently known orbits Proxima Centauri, the 2nd closest star to us (first closest being the sun). It has the conditions needed to support life, and it’s close enough that we could go there one day.

The Internet is 25 Years Old Today

The Internet is 25 Years Old Today

It feels like it has been with us forever, our constant companion, but the internet has only been with us for 25 years. On the 6th of August, 1991, the very first public web page came into existence. 17 days later, the rest of the internet-ready world (so probably like a dozen people) got access to that page, and Internaut Day was born.

You Can Apply To Be A Space Tour Guide… In 2025

You Can Apply To Be A Space Tour Guide… In 2025

We hear it all the time - space travel will be available to us all by the mid-2020s, but what does that mean for creating new jobs? Well, you can find out and even look to apply as a Space Tour Guide by 2025, according to a report by The Future Laboratory and Microsoft.

This New Software Can Perfectly Forge Your Handwriting

This New Software Can Perfectly Forge Your Handwriting

Researchers at the University College London have developed new software that can perfectly forge anyone's handwriting. As if you needed more online hackery developments to make you feel nervous about identity protection.

Old Wii U Tech Finds A New Home In Physical Therapy

Old Wii U Tech Finds A New Home In Physical Therapy

Turns out Wii U’s aren’t useless after all! The Wii U Balance Board, previously a gimmicky piece of kit to help immerse you in their various sports games, has finally find its true niche: helping paraplegic patients maintain balance in their exoskeletons.

Your Smartphone Battery Life Could Be Doubled By 2017

Your Smartphone Battery Life Could Be Doubled By 2017

A brand new type of battery - named “lithium metal” - is about to go into commercial production. The innovative cells can hold twice the power, meaning your smartphone’s battery life could effectively be doubled.

Doctors Soundly Thrashed At Their Own Jobs By A Bit Of Software

Doctors Soundly Thrashed At Their Own Jobs By A Bit Of Software

The medical profession is a beautiful thing. Medical professionals on the other hand are as fallible, nasty and downright pathetic as any other human being can be, and don’t let them pretend otherwise. On a related note, a machine learning algorithm developed by researchers at Stanford University has absolutely thrashed epidemiologists when it comes to diagnosing cancer.

NASA Approves Mission Plans To Redirect Asteroids With Robots

NASA Approves Mission Plans To Redirect Asteroids With Robots

Say a giant asteroid is hurtling towards Earth that could end all life… What is our line of defence? Well, that’s what NASA is working on with its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which just emerged from the first planning stages.

Researchers Figure Out A Way To Untangle Microscopic Wires - Technological Revolution Incoming

Researchers Figure Out A Way To Untangle Microscopic Wires - Technological Revolution Incoming

Science has been working on a problem that has been holding back technological revolution for some time now, and they’ve finally solved it. The problem in question? Untangling wires. Tiny, microscopic wires.

It is Now Hopelessness - Not Denial - That Keeps Climate Change Strong

It is Now Hopelessness - Not Denial - That Keeps Climate Change Strong

Climate change is a big deal. And it’s not always comfortable to think about. In fact, this lack of willingness to touch such a scary topic is now possibly one of the biggest threats to positive change. A panel of researchers suggest that “neoskepticism” – believing climate change is real but not believing anything can be done about it – is now a huge problem that needs addressing.

Incredible Breakthrough is Helping Paralyzed Patients Walk Again

Incredible Breakthrough is Helping Paralyzed Patients Walk Again

The Walk Again Project in Sao Paula, Brazil, has met with even greater success than it ever imagined. Using a pioneering new technique in which they use a computer chip to link a patient’s brain with that of a metal exoskeleton, the scientists were hoping to train patients to walk the aid of the exoskeleton. Instead, their own nerves began to recover.

Study: Why is Pokémon Go The Most Widespread Phenomenon Since The Bubonic Plague?

Study: Why is Pokémon Go The Most Widespread Phenomenon Since The Bubonic Plague?

Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm, with now over 100 million downloads onto Android devices alone. It’s safe to say the Pokémania of the 90’s is seeing something of a revival, but why is that? Especially when Pokémon Go is, if we’re being honest with ourselves, a buggy, barebones mess? Prof. Dr. Claus-Peter H. Ernst of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences may have the answer.

Industrial Robot Modified To Tattoo Humans - Would You Trust It?

Industrial Robot Modified To Tattoo Humans - Would You Trust It?

Two things are obvious - tattoos are massively popular and we usually steer clear of industrial robots while they do their thing. But would you trust a robotic arm to give you a tattoo? This gives a whole new meaning to “think before you ink!”

Love Trashy Films? You're Probably Smarter Than Most People, Study Says

Love Trashy Films? You're Probably Smarter Than Most People, Study Says

Having a guilty pleasure for Sharknado doesn’t make you a cultural cretin - it actually means you probably have an above-average education and prefer the occasional arthouse cinema film.

Bitcoin is Legally Not Money - And That Makes it Stronger Than Ever

Bitcoin is Legally Not Money - And That Makes it Stronger Than Ever

Bitcoin has long occupied a strange, ethereal spot in the realm of global currency. Is it legal tender or isn’t it? A Florida judge has ruled that, no, it isn’t. Weirdly enough, that doesn’t mean Bitcoin will be without value. In fact, this ruling may make it stronger than ever…